Amateur actor, filmmaker or composer? Keen animator or game designer? Read on. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is on the hunt for the country’s best new talent, as it announces its call for entries for the BAFTA in Scotland New Talent Awards.
From students to emerging professionals, BAFTA invites you to enter first-time films, documentaries, animation, original music, entertainment programmes and game works for consideration. The prestigious awards ceremony takes place on March 21st 2013, providing the perfect platform for you to showcase your work, in a fabulous celebration of Scottish talent.
“There is an incredible amount of emerging talent in Scotland,” says Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA in Scotland. “Last year we had a fantastic response and the quality and diversity of the entries we receive continues to impress us each year. We are looking forward to seeing what new voices the 2013 awards will unveil.”
Last year’s winners included Ainslie Henderson, who was awarded Best Animation for his film It’s About Spending Time Together, and Anna Ginsberg whose stop-frame animation, How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep? won the award for Best New Work.
The closing date for all entries is January 14th 2013, with exact criteria listed below. Now get your Spielberg head on and use that Christmas holiday wisely… Good luck!
Please use one form for each work entered. For all categories except Game please submit five copies of the entered work on DVD format. For the category of Writer only, please submit a copy of the script in addition to DVDs.
Entrants for the Game category must also include the following information on the entry form: format, description of entry, instructions for playing, hardware required and any cheat codes/level passwords.
Entrants must certify that they have copyright clearance for all visual and audio elements within the entry. By entering, entrants agree to let BAFTA use the work for promotional use.
There is a fee of £20 per entry per category (£10 for student entries). This includes VAT.
· Acting Performance
· Director of Photography
· Original Music
· Sound Design
Eligibility Criteria for All Categories
All work entered can be made for theatrical release, television, web or for viewing on any other media platform. As the work is new, it does not need to have been screened or broadcast prior to entry in order to qualify. Work entered should have been produced in Scotland and/or predominantly cast and crewed by individuals who are resident in Scotland.
In addition, individuals entering the awards must be either students or emerging professionals working in the relevant field for the first time. Please note that there is no age limit to enter into competition but non-student entrants must be genuinely first-time practitioners. Due to the collaborative nature of creating work BAFTA in Scotland appreciate students/first-timers may work alongside more experienced crew, however we ask that submissions be made in the spirit of the New Talent Awards, and to uphold the integrity of these awards BAFTA in Scotland reserve the right to make further checks to ensure eligibility. Individuals entering the awards should be Scottish, resident in Scotland or a student registered with a Scottish institution.
All entered work must have been completed between 1 January and 31 December 2012.
Specific Category Criteria
Open to first time or student actors for a single performance in a film or programme.
Open to first time or student animated works of any length.
Director of Photography
Open to students or people working for the first time in the role of DOP for a film, programme, or other eligible work of any genre.
Open to first time or student factual films/programmes of any duration.
Open to first time or student narrative films/programmes of any duration.
Open to students or people working for the first time in the role of Editor for a film, programme, or other eligible work of any genre.
Open to comedy/entertainment/music and formatted programmes.
Open to interactive games in any format. The key developers must all be students or working for the first time in their respective roles.
Open to first time or student composers for music written specifically for a film, programme, game or other eligible work of any genre or length.
Open to students or people working for the first time in the role of Sound Designer for a film, programme, or other eligible work of any genre or length.
Open to first time or student writers for a narrative film or programme of any duration.
Special notes: All categories: if there are fewer than six entries in a particular category then those entries will not be considered for this year’s awards but carried over for consideration next year.
For further information on BAFTA in Scotland and to download an entry form click here